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XRIJF app imageThe official Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival smartphone apps for Android and iPhone are now available for download. I have downloaded mine and it is a real improvement over previous versions. The 2015 app has a number of new features, including:

  • A new Discovery home page provides you bios, audio excerpts, direct links to artist web sites and more. XRIJF has really stepped up their game this year on the bios with more links, especially to Soundcloud, Spotify and other streams so you can hear the artists first. 
  • The ability to set up your own customized schedule with the Favorites tool, which will also send you alerts shortly before your selections will be starting. No more need for breaking out that spreadsheet now! You can also share your favorites with friends by connecting the app to your Facebook account or via email.
  • A new Multimedia section that will feature videos posted during the festival of artist interviews and more.
  • An interactive Photo Booth that allows you to take photos of your activities during the fest and share them with other app users and your friends (with a nice inset logo of "Rochester International Jazz Festival").
  • For those of you who are unfamiliar with the layout of the XRIJF, the app has Google map links on each show page and on the venue map.
  • Browsing by day or venue, or pull down to search the schedule or the artists.
  • You can buy tickets with the app.
  • Instant alerts if there is a schedule change, sell-out or special news (users need to enable push notifications for this to work, of course)
  • Get info on getting around the fest, parking, shuttle service, food, street closings, FAQs, travel, sponsor activities and more.
  • Connect to the the festival's latest social media latest posts including Facebook,Twitter and Instagram, all in one place (and without having an account).
This post was originally published on JazzRochester. © Gregory V. Bell. All rights reserved.

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